Town of New Glasgow Recreation

New Glasgow Recreation is a division of the Town of New Glasgow’s Department of Community Development and provides a variety of programs, facilities and services for the residents of New Glasgow that encourage and support healthy, active lifestyles.

What is Recreation?

Recreation is defined by Recreation Nova Scotia as “the experience that results from freely chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual and community wellbeing.”

Recreation Programs

Looking for recreational opportunities in our community? Try Highland Connect (a simple, searchable, online guide to recreation opportunities in Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough Counties of Nova Scotia) or the Town of New Glasgow’s current program guide.

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Funding & Financial Assistance

  • Funding is available for children in financial need to participate in sport and recreation through the KidSport and Jumpstart funds.
  • Funding is available through the Highland Region Recreation Coordinators Committee for new initiatives in leadership training development which result in increased involvement in physical activity, leadership roles, and increased and improved physical activity, leadership skills of community recreation, and sport leaders through the Gary Boone Leadership Fund.
  • The Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage offers a variety of funding programs, grants and awards for individuals and organizations in Nova Scotia that can be viewed here.
  • Sport Nova Scotia offers funding opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials, provincial sport organizations and community sport organizations.

Let’s Get Moving New Glasgow

Lets Get Moving New Glasgow

In 2006, Nova Scotia launched the Municipal Physical Activity Leadership (MPAL) program in partnership with municipalities across the Province. The MPAL program was created in response to growing physical inactivity trends in Nova Scotia. The Town of New Glasgow joined the MPAL program in 2018 and since then, the MPAL has worked with the Province, Town and Community to create Let’s Get Moving New Glasgow: A strategic plan to encourage movement in New Glasgow.

The Strategy was developed in consonance with the Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia and Let’s Get Moving Nova Scotia. The long-term goal of Let’s Get Moving New Glasgow is to encourage citizens to live an active lifestyle by incorporating more movement into their daily lives. Moving more every day is associated with physical and mental health, social, economic and environmental benefits. Taking advantage of these benefits by being more active positively impacts the quality of life for individuals and the community. Click here for Let’s Get Moving New Glasgow.

Contact Us

General inquiries


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Veronica Deno

Active Living Coordinator


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